Tonight on the CW The Vampire Diaries starring Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley premieres with an all new Friday, February 3, 2017, season 8 episode 11 and we have your The Vampire Diaries recap below. On tonight’s Vampire Diaries episode as per the CW synopsis, “Cade returns to Mystic Falls and presents Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) with additional assignments, each with unthinkable consequences. Meanwhile, Caroline (Candice King) and Matt (Zach Roerig) do their best to protect the town’s residents from Cade’s appetite for their souls; and Bonnie and Enzo hit the road on a romantic trip, taking the bell with them in an effort to keep it safe.”
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The Vampire Diaries (TVD) begins tonight Cade (Wole Parks) approaching Bonnie (Kat Graham) in the cafe, who has no idea who he is. After Bonnie leaves, Cade makes the owner of the cafe angry when he reveals the cashier is sleeping with his wife; Cade walks out as he is trying to kill the cashier.
Damon (Ian Somerhalder) talks to Stefan (Paul Wesley) through the door into his dungeon, Damon is torturing him about his humanity being back on. Stefan warns him that he should be dropping bodies and keeping their numbers up because of their deal with the Devil. Damon informs him he is going to turn Stefan’s humanity switch back on, but Stefan feels he nags too much.
Matt (Zach Roerig) is now Mystic Falls’ Sheriff. He shows the town what the historical society found. They open the chest that has never been opened before. Caroline (Candice King) digs up the time capsule she buried with Bonnie and Elena (Nina Dobrev). She shares the photos and letters inside with Matt, who is concerned if Stefan will ever feel bad for what he almost did, and blames Stefan saying its hard to keep giving him a pass on his misdeeds.
Enzo (Michael Malarkey) and Bonnie are driving the Maxwell Bell to a secret hiding place, when Bonnie gets a text about her grade 6 letter to herself. Bonnie asks Enzo what things he would really want to do, telling him to enjoy his immortality while they can.
Damon returns with homemade pancakes for Stefan, only to see he is no longer in his chair, locked in the room. Cade reveals the 11 times the bell rang gave him the chance to take up residence in Mystic Falls.
Cade tells him Stefan needed no prompting to go back killing people and orders Damon to kill 100 people by sundown. Cade says his feelings are a non-issue and he must do so in order to stay out of hell permanently. Cade says he will take quality over quantity if Damon can give him Caroline Forbes. Damon has until sundown to kill 100 strangers or kill the love of his brother’s life.
Matt looks over the things found in the chest. He calls Dorian (Demetrius Bridges) about the cipher device with his family crest on it. Dorian suggests he is a descendant of spies, Matt hangs up. Damon finds Caroline, telling her Stefan is gone and Cade ordered him to kill her. He tells her he is optimistic and has a plan B, but tells her to get the people somewhere safe, because Cade told him to kill 100 of them or her; and he doesn’t want to be tempted by either.
Enzo drives a car on the motor speedway, as Bonnie cheers him on. He grabs her and kisses her as she says happiness looks good on him. She asks what is next on his bucket list; but she looks sad. She tells him that if he is going to take the cure to be human again she wants to make sure there is nothing he misses out on. He says it is not IF he takes the cure, but WHEN. He says sky-diving is next.
Caroline brings all of Mystic Falls to the bar, telling them it is happy hour all day. She then tells Matt about Cade being free and what he told Damon to do. She trusts that Damon has a plan, but just to be safe she gives him a drink with her blood in it. Matt prefers to die with Mystic Falls than drink her blood saying being a vampire isn’t survival.
Cade finds Damon putting away sound equipment in front of the school. Damon says he is trying to impress a girl by not killing anyone but Cade is surprised he is disobeying him. Cade reads his mind and confronts him about plotting to kill him. Cade reaches inside Damon, forcing him to see himself burning alive. Cade reveals he can’t die by fire nor his heart being removed.
Stefan pulls into a gas station, talking to a real estate agent who is filling her car. He talks about a boss who can read his mind and told him where to find her. He compels her to help him.
Dorian comes to share information with Matt. When Caroline mentions hell fire, Dorian wants to know what is happening. Matt tells him the Devil is in Mystic Falls and Caroline offers him a supernatural insurance plan but Matt says there is no alternative: Live or Death! Dorian knows her history from Alaric (Matthew Davis) and asks her to tell him what it’s like; her and Matt differ on how she describes it.
After Enzo goes base jumping, Bonnie brings him to a house in upstate New York. She bought a few months earlier with the money her father left her. She suggests they store the bell there since no one knows about it. Enzo says the house brings her blood necklace to shame.
After she invites him in, she whisks her up in his arms and carries her over the thresh hold, promising to do that again the right way some day. Bonnie says he doesn’t have to drink the cure for her, but he says as soon as they secure and hide the bell, he wants to take the cure.
Back in Mystic Falls, Damon arrives at the bar informing Caroline they need a plan C, now that he knows the Devil cannot die. Caroline says there is one thing that can change an immortal to mortal; Damon says the cure is off the table and he is not risking his future with Elena.
She says this is the best chance to get Stefan back. Damon says he wants his brother back but he isn’t going to become human while Elena sleeps for decades. Caroline lets it slip that Enzo has agreed to take the cure, Damon says the cure is his but Caroline tells him it is in Elena’s blood and she would want to save them all. Caroline says using what they got will work and Damon says Bonnie is not going to like this.
Damon explains to Bonnie that this might work, but she says her and Enzo deserve a life together. Enzo uses his senses to hear both sides of the call, while Bonnie defends her happiness. She insists there has to be a loophole, and Damon asks her if she is with him on this? She furiously tells him they will rescue everyone but themselves again.
Caroline encourages Dorian that he will find the code in the journal and offers him a drink with her blood in it; he reveals he is cool about the supernatural because of his family history. His family believed they were cursed until one day he had a dream letting him know his family was okay. It was that moment that made him want to know about everything supernatural.
They are interrupted by Cade, who has begun killing people who are thieves and cheaters. Matt orders him to stop but Cade tells everyone who feels they are free of evil-doing may leave. Matt directs them out, while Damon, Dorian and Caroline remain behind. Caroline demands to know why he wants her dead and he reveals its because she is Stefan’s girl.
Cade reveals he gave both brothers the option of killing 100 people before sundown or kill the other brother’s girl. Stefan chose to kill Elena, Dorian picks up the drink Caroline gave him but Damon kills another woman, showing Dorian what its like to be a vampire. Caroline escapes with Dorian as Cade tells him he has 97 people left to kill and Damon begs Cade to stop Stefan. NO deal!
Damon races out with Caroline behind him. He speeds out of there, forcing Caroline to stay behind; she calls Stefan who is signing papers with the agent. Meanwhile Enzo learns that Elena is in the house Bonnie bought. She tells him they are so close to having everything they want, but they can’t have it.
Enzo comforts her when she says she never gets to have her chance because she always does the right thing for everyone else. He asks if she wants to keep the cure and she says no. She apologizes for planning a future they will never get to see but Enzo reassures her he will still love her even if he stays a vampire; and they can still have their future, living in this very house. He says he doesn’t need to cure to be happy, he only needs her.
The agent just became the owner of Bonnie’s safe house, which forces Enzo outside. Stefan asks her for one more favor, to invite him in.
Caroline sent everyone home, compelling them to forget while Matt shoves judgment in her face revealing he is just hanging on by a thread. She reminds him that Mystic Falls is still the same town it was when they were kids, the adults were the ones who hide the dark side from them growing up. She tells him they are the adults now and he responds by tell her she is on the dark side now. She says that isn’t fair.
Dorian drinks a beer, saying he isn’t drinking anything spiked with blood especially after what he saw today. Matt apologizes for him being dragged into it. Dorian reveals the last page in the journal is in a different language and needs to go back to the infirmary. He hands Matt a medallion found in the time capsule, telling him he should keep it.
Damon speaks to Stefan on the phone who reveals Elena isn’t in Brooklyn but upstate New York. Stefan tells him Bonnie hid her there and Cade was the one who read Bonnie’s mind and that’s how he got the address to the safe house.
Bonnie and Enzo are frustrated that he can’t come back into the house. He encourages her to get the cure herself so they can go. Damon pleads with Stefan to meet him instead and take his anger out on him. Stefan reveals this is his way of taking it out on him.
He says he isn’t doing this for Cade, he is doing it because he is sick of taking care of his brother and their connection will end once Elena is gone. He wants Damon to blame him for Elena’s death so he will finally stop trying to save him and he will be free of him forever. Damon begs him to leave her alone.
Bonnie grabs the syringe, leaning over Elena’s coffin, while Stefan walks up the driveway to the house, antagonizing Damon on how he is going to kill Elena. Bonnieis withdrawing her blood when Enzo stops talking to her.
She comes into the hallway and watches as Stefan rips out Enzo’s heart. Stefan asks her why she would care about Elena since she is going to be dead in a moment anyways. She stabs Stefan with the cure, telling him he will be human again. She runs to Enzo who has turned completely grey, screaming out his name as a shield explodes off her.